Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold a special October club meeting on Friday, October 16th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.
This month we will be hosting our first National Turner of the season, Michael Kehs.
Michael will be speaking at a special Friday evening club meeting on October 16th. At the meeting, he will present a slideshow about himself and his work and will answer questions about himself and his work. On Saturday October 17th, Michael will be demonstrating his unique Celtic Drinking Horn turning, cutting, re-assembly and embellishment techniques. This demonstration will cover many things and will be of interest to turners of all skill levels. The Saturday demonstration is on $35.
Sunday October 18th will be a hands-on workshop where you will get the opportunity to create your own Celtic Drinking Horn on the lathe. Mike will walk through the process first and then work with us as we learn. The Sunday workshop requires attendance at the Saturday demo and is only and additional $65.
This is your opportunity to get inspired and to learn some new skills to incorporate into your woodturning. We only have two National turners come to visit each year, so don’t miss this opportunity…we hope to see everyone at the meeting, demonstration and workshop!
Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular September club meeting on Thursday, September 17th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.
This month we will feature FLWT Members, Jim Echter, David Gilbert, Terry Lund and Ralph Mosher, with Sharpening.
This is our first meeting of the season – what better way to start than with a discussion on sharpening! At this meeting Terry Lund will be coordinating brief presentations from David Gilbert, Ralph Mosher, and Jim Echter about the sharpening techniques they are currently using, and you will hear a number of different ideas and approaches presented. Members are encouraged to bring their own gouges to the meeting if they have any sharpening questions or if you want to compare your favorite grind with any of the grinds being described. We will also have several lathes set up with some bowl blanks and some spindle blanks for members to do some hands on trial of any of the different grinds.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see how to get your tools to be the best they can be…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!
Finger Lakes Woodturners 2015-2016 Season Schedule
||Sharpening demo, point person is Terry Lund
||National Turner, Mike Kehs– Bowl Turning with Carving/Embellishment (Friday night meeting, Saturday demo, Sunday Workshop) see www.michaelkehswoodworks.com
||Bruce Impey- Magic trick on the lathe
||Round Robin, Holiday Themed
||Mark Mazzo- Lidded Box
||Jim Echter – Spindle Turning
||National Turner, Jamie Donaldson– Winged Bowls (Friday night meeting, Saturday demo, Sunday Workshop) see www.jamiedonaldsonwoodturner.com
||Albert Filo – Off-Center and Spiraled Vessels
Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular May club meeting on Thursday, May 21st. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.
This month we will feature FLWT Lifetime Member, Jim Hotaling with Fluting on the Lathe.
This is our last meeting of the season – what better way to end than with FLWT Lifetime Member Jim Hotaling showing us how he does fluting on turned items. Jim is a wonderful turner, demonstrator and all around great guy and we are lucky to have him as part of our club. He is definitely one of the most young-at-heart members that we have!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Jim in action and to learn something new…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!
Finger Lakes Woodturners will host National Turner Beth Ireland (http://bethireland.home.comcast.net/~bethireland/pages/bio.html) at a special Friday night meeting on April 17th. At the meeting, Beth will talk about many of the facets that make up her career as a professional including her ventures into “Turn Around America”, her past and present work, and how she’s doing it. On Saturday, April 18th, Beth will be combining two demos, Turning With Your Mind and Turning Outside the Box. Turning With Your Mind includes creative problem solving so everyone can use a chart to come up with an original idea. Turning Outside the Box includes how to marry the bandsaw with the lathe to create boxes and patterned platters that can be turned on the lathe. This Saturday demonstration will cover many things and will be of interest to turners of all skill levels.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and to participate in these events – Beth is a seasoned teacher and everyone is sure to get a lot out of working with her.
As always, our Friday night meeting will start with a show and share at 6:00pm with a short business meeting and Beth’s lecture beginning at about 6:45pm. The Saturday demonstration will be from 9:00am through late afternoon with a short break for lunch (brown bag on your own). The Friday meeting is of course free and open to all. The Saturday demonstration is also open to all and is only $35 and we are still accepting sign-ups.